Who is still camping this weekend despite the weather?

(28 Posts)
hillbilly Thu 23-Aug-12 07:59:33

We are off to Welsummer tomorrow. I am being positive and focusing on the sunny spells rather than the showers. Note to self: must buy golf brolly ;-)

addictedisback Thu 23-Aug-12 08:12:53

What do you mean STILL and DESPITE the weather [ostrich emotocon]

It's going to be sunny, no rain just sun.

JammySplodger Thu 23-Aug-12 08:56:31

Thinking sunny thoughts and happy camping vibes but secretly thinking about bailing on the whole weekend

whojamaflip Thu 23-Aug-12 09:00:52

Heading to Exmoor - only booked it yesterday and of course its going to be dry and sunny grin and no one will convince me otherwise

<fingers in ears and la la la>

FourArms Thu 23-Aug-12 09:03:34

This will be our third BH camping trip this year.

Easter - DS1 got mild hypothermia after stripping in the night
Jubilee - Had to come home for a night when friend's tent got saturated
August - ???

We're off today until Monday with our new tent. Hope the weather is good!

hillbilly Thu 23-Aug-12 10:48:49

addicted where are you going?

BramblyHedge Thu 23-Aug-12 11:49:38

We are doing a two centre holiday. Four nights in Tenby visiting family followed by 5 nights in Swanage. I am packing alot of clothes and books as I think it is due to rain the entire time!

tenlittlebuns Thu 23-Aug-12 11:58:49

Yes, off tomorrow too, camping at a festival. Telling ourselves that it's only going to be light showers. But have bought new waterproofs, wellies and two massive golf umbrellas!

CharlieUniformNovemberTango Thu 23-Aug-12 12:23:25

Us!

First time camping for DS. I've not been for 5 years. Doing a few days in the new forest and am starting to dread it a bit now!

Off to find bargain waterproofs if my tax credits make it into my bank as promised...

mrsbugsywugsy Thu 23-Aug-12 12:27:37

me too! I'm going to Reading Festival and I refuse to believe the weather forecast although packing waterproofs and wellies just in case

I am pregnant with our first so this will be our last music festival without a little one in tow - so I am determined to enjoy it!

addictedisback Thu 23-Aug-12 12:38:57

Were going to lorna doone valley (I think thats how you spell it?)

We go this time every year with friends and it always rains, but not this year, nonononono. This year its going to be glorious sun or I'm coming home!

Carla123 Thu 23-Aug-12 21:31:30

I'm trying to remain optimistic about this weekend, but am struggling. I have never had to pitch or break camp during rain before so I'm hoping my luck will hold.

I love Welsummer. In the past we have gone for walks / geocashing in the woods there on rainy days. Lovely to have a decent campfire (their logs are usually nice and dry) to dry out around afterwards.

SlubberTarpWrangler Thu 23-Aug-12 21:37:44

Yes. Wales. Don't want to.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 23-Aug-12 21:40:02

We're going to a site near Brecon.

Sunday is looking like it might be ok weather-wise (fingers crossed)

Waterproofs and brollies have been packed!

It'll still be fun I'm sure!

addictedisback Fri 24-Aug-12 09:48:41

I've wimped out! Couldn't deal with the rain again, so were not going blush

Nottigermum Fri 24-Aug-12 16:35:34

addicted, I am seriously considering doing the same. I'll take the kids bowling and to the cinema instead. We have only been camping once the four of us (we used to go camping pre-kids) and it rained and it was a disaster. Now this time, I was really hoping for some kind of break in the weather but it's not gonna happen is it. We are supposed to go to Dorset (Corfe Castle). I still haven't packed. We are leaving tomorrow morning.... help me decide please!

PuggyMum Fri 24-Aug-12 16:37:25

Me! We are going to the VW gathering in astle park near knutsford! It's only a few miles from home if it all gets too much!!

TheGashlycrumbTinies Fri 24-Aug-12 16:45:28

Nottiger, we're not far from Corfe, tomorrow looks on and off for rain, but Sunday looks good, followed by lots more rain on Monday.

It is pitch dark here and lashing it down, lights on, and both DD's talking about Christmas hmm

It is a lovely area to visit, just feel very sorry for all those down here on holidays.

Nottigermum Fri 24-Aug-12 16:49:54

Maybe we'll just go for one night! Saturday night and come back on Sunday evening!

addictedisback Fri 24-Aug-12 17:02:59

Nottinger how old are dcs? Mine are almost 2 and 6 months so camping with the noise of the rain is scary for them, add in being couped up in a tentn bored unless you don't mind a wet muddy tent which I can't stand, and it makes sense to cancel.

Nottigermum Fri 24-Aug-12 17:26:57

They are 5 and 6 so easier to entertain with games - coloring - reading etc. We will stau for two nights only I think, and we have a friend who lives in Bornemouth we might try to crash there on the last night.

shelley72 Fri 24-Aug-12 17:34:42

we are supposed to be camping near corfe in dorset too from monday. however weather doesnt look good does it ?sad. if we dont go it will be the second time we have cancelled (and threfore lost our money) so i'm half tempted to brave it out and hope the forecast is wrong!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 27-Aug-12 22:16:55

We went. It was very wet today, but overall the weather this weekend was far better than the forecast had suggested.

FourArms Tue 28-Aug-12 11:56:08

We went smile Weather was OK, we came home 9pm Sunday to avoid a wet pack up on Mon. Kit mostly washed & away now smile))

Had to come home one night as friends we were with had a leaky tent (we lived closer than them - our tent was fine!).

V.impressed with new tent - Royal Pescara 8. Was 2nd hand but very tempted to buy a new one now....

Kids had an absolute ball - old enough this time to go off on Woodland adventure trail by themselves = reading / coffee time for me!

hillbilly Tue 28-Aug-12 12:06:52

Arrived at Welsummer around 4.30pm on Friday and had to pitch the tent in the pissing rain! More rain that evening and some on saturday lunchtime but after that was beautiful sunshine. What a lovely campsite, lovely owners. We really had a great time.

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